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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Activity 3: Using Workshop to support iterative writing

Aim: Help students develop their writing though reflection and evaluation from peers and teachers

Moodle modules: Workshop

Extra programs: None

Ease of setup: ***

Since the Workshop module can seem a bit daunting with all its variations, I suggest you follow a recipe first. Then once you get the hang of it, you should find it easy to adjust it to suit your own needs.

In the following scenario, students are going to practice writing a film review. The workflow will look like this:

  1. Students review and evaluate three film reviews provided by the teacher.
  2. Students then write their own first draft.
  3. Three peers review the drafts.
  4. Students produce their final drafts.
  5. The teacher finally evaluates ...

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